FITWELLThe UCLA Recreation FITWELL Program activates wellness on campus by educating, motivating and empowering faculty, staff and students to make healthy lifestyle choices specifically in the areas of fitness and exercise, nutrition and weight management, stress management, and general health education. {Read more about FITWELL}

The FITWELL program is available to UCLA Faculty, Staff, Students and Recreation Members.

Developed in support of UC Living Well, a UC wide wellness initiative and Be Smart About Safety, a workplace safety and wellness program, the FITWELL program through UCLA Recreation is working with Workers Compensation, UCLA Environmental Health & Safety, UCLA Healthcare, Insurance and Risk Management, CHR and other campus agencies as well as the Ashe Center, Student Development, Student Psychological Services, Residential Life and other student services to bring greater awareness of and to promote the benefits of wellness programs to the campus community.

Workplace wellness programs, such as UCLA Recreation’s FITWELL program, can offer great benefits to UCLA and its employees by facilitating a healthy workplace culture. Incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into an office or other organizational culture pays dividends for participants and helps to control health care expenses. The FITWELL program offers a variety of wellness options to choose from which aids in employee’s commitment to fitness, and the Fit Squad offers a "get started" package to help UCLA departments establish an organizational culture that values employees making healthy lifestyle choices.

The FITWELL program also offers tremendous opportunity to support students’ academic and developmental success through education and access to physical activity and other wellness programs.

Improve the health culture of your department and support both employees and students to be healthy and productive, by creating a climate that promotes health and safety, and in which they feel valued and appreciated. Learn more about the UCLA Recreation FITWELL program today. A healthy and fit employee is a more productive and hap

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Contact Us

Phone: 310.206.6130
In-person: FITWELL Services Desk,
John Wooden Center 1st Floor
E-mail: fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu


Programs & Services

I Heart Walking


You're invited to the 10th anniversary of I Heart Walking!

The more you walk, the more chances you have to win, and win BIG.

Thanks to UCLA Health, the Grand Finale will feature FREE health screenings from 9am-3pm, Thursday, February 11. Register early to save your spot. Space is limited. There will be giveaways, samples, prizes, and more.

Registered attendees who participate in the walks are eligible for a special 10 year anniversary tshirt.*
*while supplies last

Click here to register!


MoveMail

Welcome to MoveMail

 
It's not just an email, it's a MoveMail!
 

You've heard the news, sitting is not good for your health. It's easy to sit at your desk for hours without moving.

Subscribe to MoveMail, and the solution will come to you!

          Our daily emails sent at 10am and 2pm, provide you with instructional videos, movement breaks you can do anywhere, walking routes on and near campus, updates on FITBREAKS and programs that are happening now at a location near you, and other health and nutrition tips. All for free!MoveMail FAQ

1. How do I use the daily e-mails?
The twice daily e-mails are primarily a reminder to get up and get moving. They include ideas for mini-workouts, walks, and other movement ideas. It doesn’t matter what you do, only that you do it.

2. How many times per day should I take a movement break?
You’ll get two reminders—at 10am and 2pm—but you should get up and move as often as possible. The more, the better.

3. How long should my movement break be?
We recommend 5-15 minutes per break, but they can be as long as you like, or as short. Any time at all is better than nothing.

4. Do I have to do the routine from the video?
No. The weekly video workout is designed to give you guidance and keep it fresh. Feel free to do whatever works for you.

5. What if I have a specific question about how to implement something from the MoveMail?
Contact the Fitwell desk by calling (310) 206-6130, or e-mail us at fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu.

6. What if I have an injury and I don’t want to aggravate it?
Don’t do anything that hurts. Contact your doctor if you’re not sure whether something is appropriate for you. There is usually some alternative that you can perform safely.

7. MoveMail is great, but I need more. What resources do I have access to?
FitBreaksFitZone Classes, Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP)Warm-Up to Work, Walking Groups, Rec Membership, Group Exercise, Instructional Classes, Personal Fitness Training

8. I have a question that wasn’t answered in this FAQ.
Contact the Fitwell desk by calling (310) 206-6130, or e-mail us at fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu.

 


 

About Our Staff

FITWELL employs FITWELL Consultants who provide general exercise assistance in our Strength & Conditioning Zones and assist with the general operation of the FITWELL Services Desk, including providing general FITWELL information. FITWELL also employs Group Exercise Leaders who lead fitness workouts, Instructors who teach all of our non-credit rec classes, Personal Fitness Trainers who coach individuals, Support Staff who organize the professional staff and supervise programs, and 7 professional staff who administer and coordinate all of the FITWELL Services.

Elisa Terry

FITWELL Program Director

CSCS

Amber Brown

FITWELL Assistant Program Director

M. Ed, ATC, CSCS

Erin Campbell

FITWELL Coordinator - Strength & Conditioning Zone

NSCA-CPT, CSCS

Mandy Muenzer

FITWELL Coordinator - Outreach & Education

ACE

Vacant

FITWELL Coordinator

 


Kyle Clayton

Industrial Strength Coach

CSCS

Chair Massage

Feeling stressed, tense or mentally foggy? A few minutes of chair massage can improve circulation, reduce stress, relieve tension, decrease pain and rejuvenate your spirit. Chair massage is provided by a professional practitioner in an ergonomic chair and focuses on key tension areas in the back, neck, shoulders and arms.

Meet John Conroy, our chair massage therapist​

Chair Massage Locations:

  • Mondays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm
  • Wednesdays: KREC Lobby, 11am-2pm
  • Fridays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm

How to Reserve:

Step 1: Purchase Minutes (two options)

1.  Buy online by clicking here.  You'll need to create a new account using your 9-digit Bruin ID number or your UCLA Recreation membership number.  

2.  Visit Sales and Services (John Wooden Center - 1st floor).

Please note: Massages can be purchased in packages of $10 for 10 minutes, $20 for 20 minutes and $60 for 60 minutes.

STEP 2: Schedule Your Massage (two options) 

1.  Call FITWELL at 310.983.3064 with your receipt for verification  

2.  Visit the FITWELL Desk in the John Wooden Center or KREC Front Desk with your receipt for verification

 

Massage can be scheduled in any 5-minute increment (minimum of 10 minutes). For example, purchase 60 minutes and schedule six 10 minute massages, four 15 minute massages or in any other way you would like to break it up. 

NOTICE: You must cancel or reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment or your minutes will be considered used. For refunds, please visit Sales and Service - Membership in the John Wooden Center (2nd floor). Refunds will be granted for requests received within 3 months of purchase. Minutes must be used within one year of purchase date. 

 


Group Exercise

Schedules

Purchase a Fitness Pass

All Group Exercise classes require a Fitness Pass. Fitness Pass is $25 per quarter.

Purchase one at Sales & Service - Cashiering (John Wooden Center, 1st floor) or at KREC, and enjoy variety, flexibility and fun with these exciting Group Exercise classes! With over 75 of the hottest new classes to choose from, the Fitness Pass is an incredible value. Designed to provide a balanced workout regimen, the Group Exercise schedule provides a menu of cardiovascular workouts, strength workouts and flexibility workouts to choose from. Mix and match, and remember to vary your workouts for the best and safest program.

For detailed information on fitness guidelines, consult one of our certified Personal Fitness Trainers, Group Exercise Leaders or Strength & Conditioning Consultants, or check out the General Exercise Guidelines. Purchase a Fitness Pass at Sales & Service - Cashiering (John Wooden Center, 1st floor) and get started today!

Choose Your Workout

Use the ratings as a guide to what is appropriate for your individual fitness level. But remember, every class is your workout, and you should modify it to meet your needs.

Complexity of Choreography: (Low / Medium / High)
 
Exercise Intensity: (1 Low / 2 Medium / 3 High)

Each class is listed according to the complexity of choreography is an individual preference. Beginners should check out our free introductory clinics at the beginning of every quarter. These clinics introduce the choreography seen in most step and kickboxing classes. Each participant is responsible for monitoring his/her own intensity level during class.

Group Exercise Leaders will introduce you to the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale during class. This is a subjective method of monitoring intensity and is based on a 0-10 scale. Zero (0) corresponds to the intensity of sleeping. Ten (10) corresponds to the intensity of running as fast as you possibly can. In general, during the cardio portion of a class, one should work between 3 and 7. Intervals should be somewhere between 6 and 9. Intensity is an important factor in achieving and improving one’s cardiovascular fitness level.

Trained Leaders

Our Group Exercise Leaders (GEL) are highly trained. Upon completion of an entire year long training program, participants must pass a nationally recognized certification exam, an in-house practical exam and an in-house audition. Proudly, most of our instructors are UCLA students.





Yoga

Yoga Schedule Winter 2016

If you would like to browse or sign up online for classes, please click here to register online, or if you would prefer to register in person or by fax, please download our enrollment form.

Mind/Body Program

"Quiet your mind. Strengthen your body. Open your heart."

East meets west for these inspiring, challenging, and stress reducing workouts. Requiring enrollment and a commitment, choose from Yoga Classes or Mind/Body Workshops. Most classes and workshops have a small additional fee. For added flexibility and value, buy a Fitness Pass with Yoga ($25/quarter) and enroll in a Yoga Class. The Fitness Pass with Yoga then gives you access to “drop-in” on all of the other yoga classes after the second week of class. To enroll in a class or workshop or purchase a Fitness Pass with Yoga,stop by the Sales & Cashiering Office, 1st floor, John Wooden Center.

Yoga Classes

What is yoga? Yoga is an ancient body of physical, mental, and spiritual practices designed to cultivate inner peace, an open heart, a calm mind, and a strong, flexible, relaxed body. Yoga first began in India 5000 years ago. “Yoga” in Sanskrit literally means to forge a union between mind and body. Hatha yoga emphasizes the physical aspect of yoga. Ancient hatha yogis recognized that the state of the body affects the mind and the state of the mind affects the body. The postures or asanas practiced in hatha yoga were developed to relax, detoxify, and strengthen the body in preparation for meditation. This type of practice is like meditation-in-movement. Most hatha yoga classes include asanas, pranyama (breathing techniques), deep relaxation, and meditation. At UCLA Recreation, two general yoga forms are practiced: Hatha Yoga and Power Yoga. The basic difference is that Power Yoga is practiced in a “flow” format. Asanas are linked together, and students flow from one posture to another rather than holding one particular posture or asana for an extended period of time. Hatha classes vary by the instructor teaching and level of the class. Some Hatha (listed as “Yoga”) classes, however, may be taught in a “flow” technique. At UCLA Recreation, our classes are designed to provide a challenging and meaningful practice. Yoga, itself, is the best teacher. Start your practice today. Learn to live in the moment.

Class Descriptions: 

1.  Gentle Yoga: The perfect class for those new to yoga, with special concerns, or who simply wish to move at a slower pace.  It emphasizes the therapeutic and calming aspects of yoga and introduces students to postures and breathing techniques in order to build strength and improve flexibility.

2. Power Yoga A great class for those who desire more of a physical challenge! Students move from one posture or asana to another in a “flow” format

3. Restorative Yoga Using props to support the body, this class allows you to deepen each pose to receive its maximum benefits. Perfect for rejuvenation and deep, conscious relaxation! 


Interested in taking more than one Yoga class?  Purchase a Yoga Pass!  (Pass is not valid for KREC yoga classes)

To purchase a Yoga Pass, you must enroll in at least 1 Yoga class for the quarter you wish to attend. Once enrolled, you may purchase a Yoga Pass for $25 per quarter that will allow you to drop in on any other Yoga class on a space available basis after the 2nd week of classes. (not valid for KREC yoga classes)

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS: All of our yoga instructors are professionals and bring a diverse background rooted in a variety of yoga practices. For information on specific instructors and teaching styles, see the class schedule above.







Personal Fitness Training

 

Get Started

Getting started is easy! Our trainers are looking forward to working with and inspiring you to reach your personal goals.

Step 1: Complete an application

Read and complete the following forms:

  • Participant Information
  • Pre-participation Screening
  • Physician’s Release (if necessary based on answers to Pre-participation Screening)
  • Submit completed forms to the FitWell Services desk prior to first appointment

Click here for forms!

Step 2: Purchase Sessions

  • Purchase session(s) at Sales & Cashiering, JWC 1st floor, prior to your first appointment.  Please bring the receipt indicating proof of purchase to your first session.

Step 3: Schedule training sessions

  • Look forward to your personal fitness trainer contacting you within 2 business days to set up your first appointment.

Questions: Please call or e-mail the John Wooden Center FitWell desk at (310) 206-6130 or email: fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu

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UCLA Recreation Personal Fitness Trainers are certified by nationally recognized fitness and sports medicine organizations. Our friendly, highly driven and well experienced Personal Fitness Trainers are ready and willing to help each individual reach their goals. UCLA Personal Fitness Trainers can evaluate fitness levels, instruct technique, establish and update exercise programs tailored exclusively for each client. Our trainers specialize in strength training, cardiovascular training, sport-specific conditioning, yoga, pilates, flexibility, rehabilitation, and weight & lifestyle coaching.

Personal Fitness Training:

  • $45/60 min. for student members
  • $55/60 min. for recreation members

Private Pilates sessions:

  •     $55/60 min. for student members
        $65/60 min. for recreation members

For any questions or concerns call the FitWell Services Desk at (310) 206-6130 or email: fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu

Cancellation Policy:

Personal fitness trainer or instructor must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled appointment. You must receive verbal confirmation of cancellation from the trainer or instructor. If you do not appear for a scheduled appointment or fail to give 24 hours notice, you will be charged for the full session.

Refund and Expiration Policy:
All sessions expire one year after the date of purchase. Free 30-Minute Consultation Coupons expire after six months. Unused sessions that have not expired are eligible for a refund minus a $25 processing fee.

General Policies:

Personal Fitness Training on the premises of any UCLA Recreation facility is restricted to UCLA Recreation Personal Fitness Trainers (PFT) only. Any participant who is conducting or is suspected of conducting personal fitness training with a patron in a UCLA Recreation facility and who is not a UCLA Recreation PFT will have membership privileges reviewed and/or revoked. An individual may be suspected of personal fitness training if he/she does (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Assisting a patron with equipment and adjustments.
  • Writing and/or designing a program for a patron.
  • Explaining and providing exercise technique to a patron or group of patrons.
  • Meeting with the same individual on a frequent basis.
  • Meeting with several different individuals within a given time period.
  • Directing exercise order for a patron.
  • Collecting or receiving payment from a patron for a session.
  • Assisting a patron with spotting, technique or any specific instruction but not exercising with that individual.               
  • All required forms must be completed, current, and on-file prior to each session.
  • All forms expire 6 months from completion date or as medical history or payment method changes.
  • All clients must wear appropriate footwear and clothing to each session.
  • Clients must bring proof of purchase to each session

For any questions or concerns call the FitWell Services Desk at (310) 206-6130 or email: fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu

Personal Fitness Trainer Biographies

We have a friendly staff of nationally certified personal trainers who have diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests to provide you with a trainer who fits your specific needs.

Click on our trainer's names to learn more about their specialties:

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Erin Campbell

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Karen Myers Cobb

ACSM, Health Fitness Instructor

Ryan Matthews

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Liz Ishida NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Group Fitness Instructor
Sergio Guevara

NSCA Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Elizabeth Melnikas 
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
KC Reischerl NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Jor-el Vaasborg
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Trudy Niess
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Justin Ciampaglia
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Em Chang
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Eric Pak
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Jacque Davis
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Jordan McIntire
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Jordan Wong
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Josh Galanti
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Michael Baird
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Peter Stamatopoulos
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Yvonne Nong
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Other Fitness

FIT TO Series are workshops that focus on resolving particular stressors that affect many types of jobs including sitting or standing for long periods of time, lifting, bending or other repetitive workplace actions.
  • FIT to Sit teaches proper sitting posture and provides an exercise regimen to get those who sit for long periods of time better fitness.
  • FIT to Work is tailored to specific job duties within a department or group (lifting, twisting, stuffing, standing, bending, etc.)
  • Other FIT TO Workshops: Core Fit, Healthy Back, Fitness Basics, Cardio Fit, Muscle Fit, Stretch It, Mindful Sensory Walks and Guided Meditation.
For more information about FITWELL Workshops, contact the FITWELL Services Desk at (310) 206-6130.

Staff & Faculty Programs


The Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP) is a three-month program—exclusively for UCLA faculty and staff at no cost—offering participants intensive lifestyle training in areas of exercise, nutrition, stress management and mental conditioning. You must be a full-time UCLA faculty or staff to participate.

BHIP ONRAMP 
BHIP OnRamp is a comprehensive conditioning program that will improve cardiovascular fitness and overall strength and mobility. It is appropriate for individuals without current limitations looking to become much more physically active and nutritionally mindful.

Winter 2016 Session Dates: February 1- April 22, no class 2/15 and 3/25

Time: 1-hour group classes/workouts offered at 6:15am, 7:15am, 8:15am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm, 5:15pm, or 6:15pm (classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
Location: John Wooden Center and Drake Track Stadium

BHIP Onramp Class Location updates - Winter 2016

In the event of rain or the ground being wet please refer to the contingency plan below:

Monday

◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym

◦11 am: Pardee Gym

◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)

◦4pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with F.I.T.T.E.D)

◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Agility and Conditioning)

◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Butts, Guts and Thighs)

•Tuesday

◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym

◦11 am: Pardee Gym

◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Bruin Barbell)

◦4pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with F.I.T.T.E.D)

◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Bruin Barbell)

◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)

•Wednesday

◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym

◦11 am: Pardee Gym

◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)

◦4pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with F.I.T.T.E.D)

◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Agility and Conditioning)

◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Battle of the Ropes)

•Thursday

◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym

◦11 am: Pardee Gym

◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Bruin Barbell)

◦4pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with F.I.T.T.E.D)

◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with Bruin Barbell)

◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)

•Friday

◦6:15 am/7:15 am: Pardee Gym

◦11 am: Pardee Gym

◦12pm: Pardee Gym (Shared with H.I.I.T)

◦4pm: Pardee Gym

◦5:15pm: Pardee Gym

◦6:15pm: Pardee Gym

BHIP .5 

BHIP .5 is a 12-week weight loss program. This program is appropriate for individuals who are 50 lbs or more overweight and are looking for tailored nutritional guidance and increased physical activity.

Winter 2016 Session Dates:
Feb 1- April 22, no class 2/15 and 3/25
Time: 1-hour group classes/workouts offered at 7:15am, 11am, 12pm, and 5:15pm (classes meet Monday-Friday, schedule varies)
Location: John Wooden Center and Drake Track Stadium


BHIP.5 Class Locations - Winter 2016

 


Questions?
Contact FITWELL Services at 310.206.6130 or fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu.
For OnGoing class information for BHIP graduates, click here.

 


It's not just an email, it's a MoveMail!

Click Here to take our survey and SIGN the liability waiver to participate in Fit Zone classes

  1. *Please bring your UCLA ID card upon entry to each class and sign in through our attendance tracker with the instructor
  2.  Winter 2016 FITZONE Schedule (Monday, January 4th through Friday, March 18th, Holidays 1/18 and 2/15)
  3. FIT BREAKS Winter 2016
  4. Mindful Awareness Research Center Yoga and Tai Chi Class Schedule (For UCLA Health System Employees only)
  5. It's not just an email, it's MoveMail 

Updates, Cancellations, and Notifications

RAIN CANCELLATIONS:  If raining the following classes are CANCELLED:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Zumba Ronald Reagan 5th Floor Patio (enough space for about 10 people to dance under overhang where it's dry, but otherwise too slippery for safety when raining)

Thursdays, Hula Hoop 11:45AM and Total Body Workout 12:15PM at Janss Steps 

Fridays, Mindful Walking at Janss 11:00-11:50am

Other Updates:

Thursday 1/7, 4:10-5:10pm Yoga at Wilshire Cancelled--Moved to Tuesdays for the quarter. See updated schedule.

Yoga at Kaufman: No class on 1/20 or 1/29 (no space available); 

Yoga at Kaufman: Room change on 1/27, class will be held in Room 230


Locations and Directions:

UNEX - UCLA Extension
10995 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles
Corner of Gayley Ave and Le Conte in Westwood Village close to In and Out and the Cheveron Station
Classes are on the 7th floor in Room 714

WILSHIRE CENTER
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood
On Wilshire Blvd. between Gayley Ave and Westwood Blvd., Wells Fargo is part of the building
Classes are in the lobby level in Suite 130, ask security guards to point you in the right direction to find the fitness classes

Classes on Campus:
Click here for a campus map

  • PERLOFF HALL, BUNCHE HALL AND DICKSON COURT are all part of North Campus
  • BOELTER, INVERTED FOUNTAIN, MOL SCI are all part of South Campus
  • JANSS STEPS, ASHE, KAUFMAN AND ANDERSON are in lower, central campus
  • NPI AUDITORIUM is across from 200 Medical Plaza Ronald Reagan Center next door to Semel Institute
  • MARC C Space Classes  (for UCLA Health Systems Employees only), schedule HERE, Semel Institute C-Level, across from 200 Med Plaza Ronald Regan Medical Center

Enjoy these free classes while at work!
Join UCLA Recreation for more options and classes.
Please check this site regularly for updates as there are sometimes last minute cancellations and changes due to various factors (space reservations for buildings that are not run by UCLA Recreation, traffic conditions for instructors, and instructor injuries, illnesses, and conflicts.) Thank you for your understanding. Cheers to your health!

Go Bruins!






UCLA Recreation FITWELL
No-cost workouts
conveniently located near you! No membership required.

Registration is encouraged. Only registered participants will be notified of cancellations and changes throughout the quarter via email.

Are you member of UCLA Recreation?
If not, click here to see why you should be!

Alexander Technique for Back Health*
11 week class to improve overall back health
Class starts Tuesday, March 31
Deadline to enroll is Monday, March 31, by 12pm (noon).

This 11 week enrolled class will help you learn and develop optimal posture and proper movement mechanics to improve overall back health.

Through the Alexander Technique (mindful movement) and Tai Chi, participants will re-learn how to move optimally in every-day activities.

This course will follow a structured syllabus so that each class will build on the previous.

This enrolled class is for participants currently experiencing mild, moderate or chronic non-specific lower back pain.

Click HERE to enter for Enrollment.
15 spots available chosen by lottery.
Deadline to enroll is Monday, March 31, by 12pm (noon).

For more information on what you will learn in the class click HERE.
*Exclusively for UCLA Faculty and Staff.

Spring Chair Massage Schedule:chair massage

  • Mondays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm
  • Wednesdays: KREC Lobby, 11am-2pm
  • Fridays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm

Sign up here for your chair massage.

Activate fitness and wellness in your department!

Perfect for:

  • Learn-at-lunches
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Special events for your department

Schedule a workshop for your department 

FILL OUT A REQUEST HERE

Contact FITWELL
fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu
310.206.6130

Our FITWELL EDU WORKSHOPS: Interactive Lectures on Fitness and Wellness 

Your Portable Gym (*Our most popular workshop to start off with for your department!)                                                                         Includes a portable gym kit for each employee who attends! The portable gym includes a resistance tube, door strap, pedometer, stretch strap, and draw-string gym bag! We will show you how to use each tool in your portable gym and highlight exercises that you can even do at your desk or in your office! This workshop is a great way to get your staff to start thinking “outside the gym,” and get creative about incorporating fitness into their work day.

Deskercise                                                                                                                                                                                                      Get FIT at your desk! Learn proper seated posture for injury prevention and a full body workout that can be done at your desk! Great for increasing strength and mental focus while decreasing stress.

15 Stretches in 15 Minutes                                                                                                                                                                             This workshop teaches everyone 15 stretches that will loosen you up from head to toe. Flexibility, as one of the major components of physical fitness, is critical to keeping a healthy range of motion in your muscles and critical to healing current injuries or preventing future ones. Learning a repeatable stretch routine that covers all your major muscle groups is perfect for fitness in the workplace. 

15 Minute Fit Break                                                                                                                                                                                         Stay in your office clothes and get moving for 15 minutes to get you energized, renewed and refreshed. Includes a combination of movement and stretching exercises.

Optimal Posture and Back Health
Learn the keys to sitting and standing well at work and keeping your back healthy and injury free! We cover common reasons for back pain, and how you can avoid these pitfalls! Alexander Technique instructor, Brett Hershey will help you move with grace, ease and optimal posture.

Strength Training with a Resistance Tube Specifically for Back Strength
Learn fundamental exercises that help to build overall strength to improve your posture and decrease the liklihood of back pain. Resistance tubes included with workshop.

Strength Training with a Resistance Tube
First, learn the basics principles and benefits of strength training. Then, learn a variety of strength training exercises you can do with a resistance tube individually or with a workout partner. Great way to learn creative exercises for at work, at home, or even away on travel!

Fundamentals of “Functional Training”
Functional training focuses on exercises that train the body for movements used in your daily life. Review form and technique for squats, lunges, sit ups, push-ups and a few other select movements. Also get ideas for quick, efficient workouts that utilize these exercises. Find out how to use your body for resistance and a great workout that can be done both at home and in the gym. Great for ideas on how to get strong without stepping foot in a gym.

Stress Relief: Breathing Meditation
Learn how to activate the relaxation response in the body by participating in a "breath focused" meditation. Become more centered, clear-headed and able to respond to work-life stressors. 

Stress Relief: Foot Massage at Your Desk
Learn how to use a tennis ball to give your feet a massage. Through myofascial release, relieve tension in your feet and get a little stress relief while you work!

Stress Relief: Yoga
Experience mind-body relaxation with various yoga poses that help your body stretch, strengthen and tune-in to your center.

Stress Relief: Total Body Stretch
Learn how to use a tennis ball to give your feet a massage. Through myofascial release, relieve tension in your feet and get a little stress relief while you work!

Stress Relief: The Ancient Healing Power of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is designed to increase strength, health, vitality and mobility with subtle breath and energy work. Movements are done standing and proven to help cultivate mindful awareness, better mind-body connection, and a stronger sense of focus in everything you do. Explore this ancient martial art and learn about its history and healing benefits.

Stress Relief: Healing Benefits of Massage                                                                                                                                               Learn about the benefits of massage and several self massage techniques to relieve common discomforts and tension in the body. Then, if you choose, extend this workshop with a 5-10 minute chair massage for each participant by a professional massage practitioner. *For actual chair massage where staff receive massage there is a cost of $70/hour per massage therapist.

Basic Nutrition
Separate fact from fiction on carbohydrates, protein and fat. Learn about caloric needs, basic label reading, and how to combine foods for healthy snacks.

Mindful Eating
Explore how practicing mindfulness can help you eat healthier, make food more satisfying, and help you intuitively manage your weight. A look at the psychology behind eating, how to be free of food preoccupation, and how to reach satisfaction and a healthy weight without feeling deprived.

Healthy Shopping
Learn helpful shopping strategies that won’t break the bank but will provide nutritious and delicious food for you and your family! A sample grocery list will be provided.

Eating Out and On the Run
Learn how to find healthier options in popular restaurants and strategies for eating healthy on the run! Overcome the obstacles of time and convenience without compromising your health!

SELF-GUIDED WALKING ROUTES

UCLA Campus and UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Residence Hall and Guest House

Santa Monica Medical Center and LAX Walking Routes

Routes from I HEART WALKING 2014

Campus Route 1
 

Campus Route 2
 

Hospital/Campus Route 1
 

Hospital/Campus Route 2
 

Westwood Route 1
 

Westwood Route 2

Welcome to FITBREAKS, the free 15 minute movement break at a location near you!

Click here for the FITBREAK schedule.

Fitness Facilities

John Wooden Center

221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1612

Phone: (310) 206-6130

Facility Hours:

Monday - Thursday 5:30am-12:45am

Friday 5:30am-9:45pm
Saturday 9am-7:45pm
Sunday 9am-10:45pm
Holidays - Varies

Open Recreation Hours:

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Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday 5:30am-10:45pm
Friday 5:30am-9:45pm
Saturday 9am-7:45pm
Sunday 9am-7:45pm

Facility Rental:

For availability and to make a reservation, please visit our reservation site at http://reserve.recreation.ucla.edu or call (310) 206-8307

Must be one day in advance. No same day reservations.

Directions:

The John Wooden Center sits atop Parking Structure 4 on Westwood Plaza just south of Sunset Boulevard. It is in the heart of campus, at the intersection of Bruin Walk and Westwood Plaza, alongside the Intramural Field, Pauley Pavilion, and the JD Morgan Center, Ackerman Union, and the Student Activities Center.

Equipment and Services Offered:

  • 3 basketball courts, 2 volleyball courts, 6 badminton courts, Gymnastics Gymnasium
  • Strength & Condition Zone: weight training equipment, stretching mats, various cardio equipment including stationary bicycles, stair-climbers, elliptical, treadmills, rowing machines, upperbody ergometer, and outdoor sports conditioning area.
  • 4 studios for fitness, dance, fencing, and martial arts - 3 with mirrors and hardwood floors, 1 with a heavy punching bag and padding on the walls and floor
  • Handball, racquetball, and squash courts.
  • A Games Lounge with a large screen TV and tables and chairs for cards, board games, and studying
  • Men's and women's locker rooms with showers and saunas, and lockers available for rental
  • Towels and sports equipment available for checkout
  • The Rock Wall is designed for all levels of climbers, with dozens of indoor climbs and 15 climbing ropes (see the Open Recreation Hours)
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainers

Other Information:

FITWELL Staff are available for assistance.
For more information, please click here or call (310) 206-6130.

Collins Court            Dynasty Room            Blue Room

Games Lounge         Gold Room                 Leadership Conf. Room

Main Conf. Room     Pardee Gymnasium    Plaza View Conf. Room

Pyramid Room         Racquetball Court        Squash Court

Yates Gymnasium

Kinross Recreation Center

11000 Kinross Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 983-3064

Email: krec@recreation.ucla.edu

Facility Hours:
Click here for facility hours.

Facility Rental:
For availability and to make a reservation, please visit our reservation site at http://reserve.recreation.ucla.edu

Directions:
Located on Kinross Avenue near Veteran Avenue and Lot 36 in Westwood Village. 

Click here to view the Campus Map.

Kinross Recreation Center (KREC), home of the Graduate Student Community Center is a unique facility that offers an exclusive recreation environment for UCLA graduate students and faculty/staff with UCLA Recreation South Zone membership. KREC offers:

  • Cardio and strength & conditioning areas
  • Outdoor fitness area
  • Studio for classes
  • Classes including Yoga, Spinning, Zumba, Introduction to Barbell, Introduction to Kettlebell, and Total Body Conditioning
  • Day use lockers
  • Convenient parking
  • Personal Fitness Trainers
  • Convenience store

Please contact a FITWELL Consultant at KREC, (310) 983-3064 or krec@recreation.ucla.edu for additional information.

Bruin Fitness Center

251 Charles E. Young Drive, West
Carnesale Commons, underneath Bruin Plate
Phone: (310) 825-3689

Email: bfit@recreation.ucla.edu

The Bruin Fitness Center (BFIT) is a unique facility that offers an exclusive recreation environment for UCLA undergraduate students.

BFIT offers:

  • 14,000 sq. foot cardio and strength & conditioning areas
  • 60+ premium cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, spin bikes, bikes, & more
  • 50+ pieces of strength equipment including free weights, squat racks, & selectorized equipment
  • Day use lockers
  • Universal restrooms
  • Personal fitness trainers
  • FITWELL Services desk

BFIT Regular Hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 6am-1am
    Friday: 6am-9:30pm
    Saturday: 8am-8pm
    Sunday: 8:00am-12am

BFIT Holiday Hours: May Vary

Please contact a FITWELL Consultant at the Bruin Fitness Center at (310) 825-3689 or email bfit@recreation.ucla.edu for additional information.


Fitness Leadership Programs

Want to be a personal fitness trainer or teach fitness classes?

Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!

"Use sports and exercise not only as a means to explore your athletic potential and physical self, but also as a means to accept the challenges within, where the opponent is yourself and the reward is deeply personal."

It is our mission at UCLA Recreation to offer affordable, safe, and fun fitness options for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Teaching life-long skills that promote healthy life-style choices is a business that we take pride in. FITWELL has the unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people in a positive way, and we prepare ourselves well to take full advantage of this opportunity. Our program is truthful and physically challenging, and our fitness leaders are excellent role models who help to inspire our participants to train their minds, bodies, and spirits!

The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that is based on NSCA, ACSM, and ACE standards. This program has two tracks: 1) the Group Exercise Leader (GEL) and 2) the Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). The program is academic as well as practical. FLP participants learn all of the fitness fundamentals required of Fitness Professionals (Anatomy, Basic Physiology and Adaptations to Exercise, Biomechanics, Exercise Technique, Program Design, Special Populations, Adherence and Motivation, etc.) FLP participants assist our current fitness staff, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. At the end of the program, FLP participants take a nationally recognized exam. GELs take the ACSM exam ($300) and PFTs take the NSCA exam ($300). Test costs are not included in the course cost. In addition to these tests, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. Our UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Acceptance into the program will be based on an application. The program is scheduled to take two and one-half quarters. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.

PROGRAM FEE: $450

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Wednesday, 10/14/15, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, 2nd floor, John Wooden Center

APPLICATIONS DUE
Friday, 10/16/15 by 5pm, FITWELL Services Desk, John Wooden Center 1st Floor (After deadline, contact Elisa Terry at eterry@recreation.ucla.edu or call 310-206-6130)

DATES and TIMES OF PROGRAM
10/21-12/4, 1/6-3/11, and 3/30-6/3
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:15pm & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm. Participants will also be assigned to assist and attend one fitness class per week. This is scheduled based on the participant's availability.

Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!

Want to teach fitness classes?

"Use sports and exercise not only as a means to explore your athletic potential and physical self, but also as a means to accept the challenges within, where the opponent is yourself and the reward is deeply personal."

It is our mission at UCLA Recreation to offer affordable, safe, and fun fitness options for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Teaching life-long skills that promote healthy life-style choices is a business that we take pride in. FITWELL has the unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people in a positive way, and we prepare ourselves well to take full advantage of this opportunity. Our program is truthful and physically challenging, and our fitness leaders are excellent role models who help to inspire our participants to train their minds, bodies, and spirits!

The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that is based on NSCA, ACSM, and ACE standards. This program has two tracks: 1) the Group Exercise Leader (GEL) and 2) the Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). Group Exercise Leaders learn to lead a variety of choreographed and non-choreographed group classes. The program is academic as well as practical. FLP participants learn all of the fitness fundamentals required of Fitness Professionals (Anatomy, Basic Physiology and Adaptations to Exercise, Biomechanics, Exercise Technique, Program Design, Special Populations, Adherence and Motivation, etc.). FLP participants assist our current fitness staff, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. At the end of the program, FLP participants take a nationally recognized exam. GELs take the ACSM exam ($300) and PFTs take the NSCA exam ($300). In addition to this test, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. Our UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Acceptance into the program will be based on an application and group interview. The program is scheduled to take two and one-half quarters. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.

PROGRAM FEE: $450

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Wednesday, 10/15/14, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, John Wooden Center

APPLICATIONS DUE
Friday, 10/17/14 by 5pm, FITWELL Services Desk, John Wooden Center 1st Floor (After deadline, contact Elisa Terry at eterry@recreation.ucla.edu or call 310-206-6130)

DATES and TIMES OF PROGRAM
10/22-12/12, 1/7-3/13, 4/1-6/5
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm. Participants are also expected to attend one fitness class per week. These classes are scheduled based on the participant's availability.


Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!

Want to be a personal fitness trainer or teach fitness classes?

"Use sports and exercise not only as a means to explore your athletic potential and physical self, but also as a means to accept the challenges within, where the opponent is yourself and the reward is deeply personal."

It is our mission at UCLA Recreation to offer affordable, safe, and fun fitness options for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Teaching life-long skills that promote healthy life-style choices is a business that we take pride in. FITWELL has the unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people in a positive way, and we prepare ourselves well to take full advantage of this opportunity. Our program is truthful and physically challenging, and our fitness leaders are excellent role models who help to inspire our participants to train their minds, bodies, and spirits!

The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that is based on NSCA, ACSM, and ACE standards. This program has two tracks: 1) the Group Exercise Leader (GEL) and 2) the Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). Personal Fitness Trainers aim to educate the individual, and/or teach non-choreographed strength-based classes. The program is academic as well as practical. FLP participants learn all of the fitness fundamentals required of Fitness Professionals (Anatomy, Basic Physiology and Adaptations to Exercise, Biomechanics, Exercise Technique, Program Design, Special Populations, Adherence and Motivation, etc.) FLP participants assist our current fitness staff, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. At the end of the program, FLP participants take a nationally recognized exam. GELs take the ACSM exam ($300) and PFTs take the NSCA exam ($300). In addition to this test, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. Our UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Acceptance into the program will be based on an application and group interview. The program is scheduled to take two and one-half quarters. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.

PROGRAM FEE: $450

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Wednesday, 10/15/14, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, 2nd floor John Wooden Center

APPLICATIONS DUE
Friday, 10/17/14 by 5pm, FITWELL Services Desk, John Wooden Center 1st Floor (After deadline, contact Elisa Terry at eterry@recreation.ucla.edu or call 310-206-6130)

DATES and TIMES OF PROGRAM
10/22-12/12, 1/7-3/13, 4/1-6/5
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm. Participants are also scheduled to assist one fitness class per week. These classes are scheduled based on participant's availability.
 

Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!

Fitness & Nutrition Info

Strength and Conditioning Staff and fitness trainers working on the floor are available for assistance. For more detailed information, consider consulting with a Personal Fitness Trainer. For more information about personal fitness training call (310) 825-0034 or visit the FITWELL Desk.

*It is always recommended to consult a physician prior to starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any health concerns or you are new to exercise


Fitness Video Library

UCLA Recreation offers a variety of fitness videos to download or view online.
Click below to get started.

iTunes U

ON THE GO:Download our fitness demos to your iPod and take them with you to maximize your workouts.

YouTube

ONLINE:Discover an exercise regimen to do in your office or learn how to properly use the equipment in the Strength & Conditioning Zone. Sample some of our YouTube videos below:

Resistance Tube

Resistance Tube videos demonstrate how to properly utilize the BruinStrength Tube to work out your upper and lower body muscles.

 

Machines

Machine videos demonstrate how to properly utilize the S & C Zone Equipment to work out your muscles in the Upper Body Room, Lower Body Room, Circuit Room, and Free Weights Room of the John Wooden Center.

 

Stretching

BruinStretch videos demonstrate how to properly perform various stretches for the upper and lower body.

Stability Ball

Stability Ball videos demonstrate how to properly perform various exercises for the upper and lower body using the stability ball.